Jets Snatch Anthony Peluso From St. Louis
Anthony Peluso has been claimed off of waivers from St. Louis by Winnipeg.
Peluso was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 6th round (160th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning professional, Peluso played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Erie Otters, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the Brampton Battalion. On March 12, 2009, the St. Louis Blues signed Peluso to a three-year entry-level contract. Peluso skated in 60 games for Peoria last year, primarily in an enforcer and energy role. He led the Rivermen with 159 penalty minutes – chipping in offensively with 4 goals and 5 assists and finishing plus-two for the year. Peoria missed the AHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division. Peluso signed a two-way, one-year contract with St. Louis in July 2012.
To date, Peluso has played his entire career in the American Hockey League with the Riverman. Its likely he will stick with the St. Johns IceCaps in the AHL.